Kelowna home building company fails to comply with WorkSafe orders

By Brittany Webster
Kelowna Capital News
January 29, 2024
Category: Health & Safety
Region: Canada, Canada West

A modular home building company in Kelowna that recently made headlines for undermining the union representing its employees, is also being investigated for workplace safety. SRI Kelowna failed to meet a deadline for compliance set out by WorkSafeBC. …WorkSafeBC inspected the SRI Kelowna facility following a report of mould on the lumber being received for construction. A workplace inspection report dated Dec. 11, 2023, confirmed the presence of black mould of varying amounts on incoming lumber. The employer told the inspector that lumber with slight discolouration from the mould could be treated with chemicals, however, it was found handling the chemical required training and protective gear which had not been provided to staff. Upon receiving the report, SRI Kelowna was given a number of orders and a deadline of Dec. 31, 2023, to comply. …As of Jan. 8, SRI Kelowna had yet to comply with the orders in place.

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